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Apr 14, 2016
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Galaxies, galaxies everywhere - as far as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope can see. This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, this galaxy-studded view represents a "deep" core sample of the universe, cutting across billions of light-years. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known, existing when the...
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Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST),...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1463
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A selection of our solar system's natural satellites are shown here to scale compared to the Earth and its moon. *Image Credit*: NASA
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Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Moon
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2823
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May 14, 2015
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Still from video of Jan 19, 2012 long duration solar flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) which is expect to reach Earth on Jan 21, 2012. Credit: NASA/SDO › Link to associated news item
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Source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/gallery/011912-flare.html
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Nov 6, 2011 NASA
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The Goddard Space Flight Center was named in honor of Dr. Robert Goddard, a pioneer in rocket development. Dr. Goddard received patents for a multi-stage rocket and liquid propellants in 1914 and published a paper describing how to reach extreme altitudes six years later. That paper, "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes," detailed methods for raising weather-recording instruments higher than what could be achieved by balloons and explained the mathematical theories of rocket...
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Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Moon, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1754
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Sunset on Mars catches NASA's proposed Mars Science Laboratory in the foreground in this artist's concept. The mission is under development for launch in 2009 and a precision landing on Mars in 2010. Once on the ground, the Mars Science Laboratory would analyze dozens of samples scooped up from the soil and cored from rocks as it explores with greater range than any previous Mars rover. It would investigate the past or present ability of Mars to support life. NASA is considering nuclear energy...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1548
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This image is the most detailed picture of Dactyl, a natual satellite (moon) of asteroid 243 Ida. Dactyl was the first moon found orbiting an asteroid. NASA's Galileo spacecraft discovered the tiny moon during a 1993 flyby of Ida while en route to Jupiter. This frame captured the previously unknown moon at a range of about 3,900 kilometers (2,400 miles), just over 4 minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach to Ida. More than a dozen craters larger than 80 meters (250 feet) in diameter...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Moon, What -- Galileo, What...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=883
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Magellan image of a nova, a radial network of grabens, in Themis Regio, Venus. There have been about 50 novae identified on Venus, which consist of closely spaced graben radiating from a central area. This nova is about 250 km in diameter, concentrated to the south. (North is up.) (Magellan C1-MIDR 30S279;1,framelet 18) *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Magellan, What -- NOVA I,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2031
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Surveyor 1, the first of the Surveyor missions to make a successful soft landing on the Moon, proved design and landing techniques. In addition to transmitting over 11,000 pictures, it sent information on the bearing strength of the lunar soil, the radar reflectivity, and temperature. Surveyor 1 was launched on May 30, 1966 and landed on June 2, 1966. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Surveyor 1, What -- Moon
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2163
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This computer-generated view of the Pwyll impact crater on Jupiter's moon Europa was created using images taken by the Galileo spacecraft's camera when the spacecraft flew past that moon on February 20 and December 16, 1997, during its sixth and twelfth orbits of Jupiter. Images of the crater taken from different angles on the different orbits have been combined to generate a model of the topography of Pwyll and its surroundings. This simulated view is from the southwest at a 450 angle, with...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Crater, What -- Moon, What --...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=838
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Where do meteor showers originate? To help answer this question, astronomers studied his past weekend's Quadrantid meteor shower. In particular, astronomers with specialized cameras flew as part of the Quadrantid's Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign (MAC) aboard a NASA DC-8 aircraft above northern Canada and studied the meteor shower in unprecedented detail. Pictured above is a composite image combining many short exposures. Visible in the image are the tail of the airplane reflecting a red...
Topics: What -- Beacon, Where -- Canada
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/207651main_quadrantids_vaubaillon_big_full.jpg
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The crew of STS-85 used a 35mm camera with a time exposure to record this image of the southern lights or Aurora Australis. The vertical stabilizer of the Space Shuttle Discovery appears in the foreground. Image credit: NASA
Topics: What -- STS-85, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/171269main_image_feature_776_ys_full.jpg
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The interior of a crater surrounding the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at Meridiani Planum on Mars can be seen in this color image from the rover's panoramic camera. This is the darkest landing site ever visited by a spacecraft on Mars. The rim of the crater is approximately 10 meters (32 feet) from the rover. The crater is estimated to be 20 meters (65 feet) in diameter. Scientists are intrigued by the abundance of rock outcrops dispersed throughout the crater, as well as the crater's...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Crater, What -- Mars...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1123
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A quarter moon is visible in this oblique view of Earth's horizon and airglow, recorded with a digital still camera on the final mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Columbia's crew was killed on Feb. 1, 2003 when the shuttle broke up on re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Moon, What -- Space Shuttle...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1163
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As Spirit descended onto Mars' surface on Jan. 3, 2004 it performed a series of entry, descent and landing actions, leaving visible marks on the surface of Mars. This "path" of Spirit's descent can be seen labeled in this image. This image is a composite of images taken by the camera on Mars Global Surveyor and Spirit's descent image motion estimation system camera. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Spirit, What -- Mars Global...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1063
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Ralph is a digital imager set to fly on NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. It must be able to take sharp images in sunlight levels 1,000 times fainter than what we see on Earth. Ralph consists of three panchromatic (black-and-white) and four color imagers inside its Multispectral Visible Imaging Component (MVIC), as well as an infrared compositional mapping spectrometer called the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA). Ralph's suite of seven detectors - all...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Imager, What -- New Horizons,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1183
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An engineer and a technician check out an ion engine in the Electronic Propulsion Research Building at Lewis Research Center in 1961. Ion engines use electrostatic charge, something like pulling hot socks out of a clothes dryer. The electrostatic charge pushes the socks away from each other. The fuel used by this device is Xenon, a gas that is four times heavier than air. Although ion engines have been around for decades, they were not used by NASA to propel spacecraft until the late 1990s. The...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, Who -- John H. Glenn, What -- ion...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1568
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The three men responsible for the success of Explorer 1, America's first Earth satellite which was launched January 31, 1958. At left is Dr. William H. Pickering, former director of JPL, which built and operated the satellite. Dr. James A. van Allen, center, of the State University of Iowa, designed and built the instrument on Explorer that discovered the radiation belts which circle the Earth. At right is Dr. Wernher von Braun, leader of the Army's Redstone Arsenal team which built the first...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Explorer 1, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1566
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Scientists used this faint, fuzzy image to pinpoint one of three new Neptunian moons more than 4 billion km (2.8 billion miles) from the Sun. This is S/2002 N1 as seen by the 4-meter Blanco telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Sun, What -- Neptune, What --...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=137
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Until the discovery of Uranus' rings 25 years ago, astronomers believed Saturn was the only ringed planet. It is now known that all four of our Solar System's gas giants have rings.
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Discovery, What -- Uranus,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=136
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The artist's rendition shows the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed 'Sedna,' in relation to other bodies in the Solar System, including Earth and its Moon; Pluto; and Quaoar, a planetoid beyond Pluto that was until now the largest known object beyond Pluto. The diameter of Sedna is slightly smaller than Pluto's but likely somewhat larger than Quaoar. *Image Credit*: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Sedna, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1523
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A parachute for the Galileo spacecraft's atmospheric entry probe is tested in a wind tunnel at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia. Galileo consisted of an orbiter and an atmosphere probe that descended into Jupiter's atmosphere on a parachute after being slowed down by a heat shield. The probe entered Jupiter's atmosphere on Dec. 7, 1995. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Galileo, Where -- Langley...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1284
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The photo shows the "energy flash" when a projectile launched at speeds up to 17,000 mph impacts a solid surface at the Hypervelocity Ballistic Range at NASA's Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California. This test is used to simulate what happens when a piece of orbital debris hits a spacecraft in orbit. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC),...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1765
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This picture of the Earth and Moon in a single frame, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded September 18, 1977, but NASAs Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth. The moon is at the top of the picture and beyond the Earth as viewed by Voyager. In the picture are eastern Asia, the western Pacific Ocean and part of the Arctic. Voyager 1 was directly above Mt. Everest (on the night side of the planet at 25 degrees north latitude) when...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What --...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1643
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Earth and its Moon are nicely framed in this image taken from the aft windows of the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998. Discovery - on mission STS-95 - was flying over the Atlantic Ocean at the time this image was taken. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What --...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1752
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H. Julian Allen is best known for his "Blunt Body Theory" of aerodynamics, a design technique for alleviating the severe re-entry heating problem which was then delaying the development of ballistic missiles. His findings revolutionized the fundamental design of ballistic missle re-entry shapes. Subsequently, applied research led to applications of the "blunt" shape to ballistic missles and spacecraft which were intended to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere. This application...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mercury, What -- Gemini,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1770
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*Jupiter* Jupiter's composition is mainly hydrogen and helium. In contrast to planetary bodies covered with a hard surface crust (the Earth, for example), the jovian surface is gaseous-liquid, rendering the boundary between the atmosphere and the planet itself almost indistinguishable. Below the roughly 1000-kilometer-thick atmosphere, a layer of liquid hydrogen extends to a depth of 20,000 kilometers. Even deeper, it is believed that there is a layer of liquid metallic hydrogen at a pressure...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Jupiter, What...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=166
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The bootprint marks one of the first steps human beings took on the Moon in July 1969. It was made by American astronaut Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 mission. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, Who -- Buzz Aldrin, What -- Moon,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1794
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Former President Harry S. Truman visits the newly-opened NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. Accompanied by former NASA Administrator James E. Webb, he was presented with a collection of rocket models for his presidential Library in Indepe *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, Who -- Harry S. Truman, Who -- James...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1768
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This high resolution photo of the surface of Mars was taken by Viking Lander 2 at its Utopia Planitia landing site on May 18, 1979, and relayed to Earth by Orbiter 1 on June 7th. It shows a thin coating of water ice on the rocks and soil. The time of the frost appearance corresponds almost exactly with the build up of frost one Martian year (23 Earth Months) ago. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars, What -- Viking 2...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1769
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In Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-2 (SAEF-2), Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers are closing up the metal "petals" of the Mars Pathfinder lander. The Sojourner small rover is visible on one of the three petals. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1745
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Workers at Launch Complex 17B on Cape Canaveral Air Station get one final look at the Mars Pathfinder before it is sealed inside a protective payload fairing for flight. The Pathfinder and its PAM-D upper stage booster are perched atop the Delta II expendable launch vehicle that carried the spacecraft into orbit. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1747
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This artist's impression shows NASA's Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft from the instrument side. The instruments on the Mercury orbiter are shielded by a ceramic cloth sunshade. *Image Credit*: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mercury, What -- MESSENGER
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=177
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This shows the relative sizes and positions of the orbits of the planets farther from the Sun than Earth. All the planets have orbits that are ellipses with the Sun at one of the foci, and the ellipses are in different planes. However, in a perspective view of the orbits such as this one, only Pluto has a noticeably noncircular orbit that lies in a different plane from the other planets. *Image Credit*: Lunar and Planetary Institute
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=175
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These six narrow-angle color images were made from the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by Voyager 1, which was more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic. The spacecraft acquired a total of 60 frames for a mosaic of the solar system which shows six of the planets. Mercury is too close to the sun to be seen. Mars was not detectable by the Voyager cameras due to scattered sunlight in the optics, and Pluto was not included in the mosaic because of...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Voyager 1, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=187
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Crew members of mission STS-51L stand in the White Room at Pad 39B following the end of the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT). From left to right they are: Teacher in Space Participant, Sharon "Christa" McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, Gregory Jarvis, Mission Specialist, Judy Resnik, Commander Dick Scobee Mission Specialist, Ronald McNair, Pilot, Michael Smith and Mission Specialist, Ellison Onizuka. *Image Credit*: NAS
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, Who -- Dick Scobee, Who -- Ronald...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1773
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The Magellan spacecraft with its attached Inertial Upper Stage booster is in the orbiter Atlantis payload bay prior to closure of the doors at T-3 days to launch from pad 39B. Launch of Magellan and Space Shuttle Mission STS-30 was targeted for Friday, April 28, 1989. The 23 minute launch window opened at 2:24 p.m. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Magellan, What -- Atlantis,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1823
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The terrestrial planets are the four innermost planets in the solar system; Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. They are called terrestrial because they have a compact, rocky surface like the Earth's. The planets Venus, Earth, and Mars have significant atmospheres, while Mercury has almost none. This diagram shows the approximate relative sizes of the terrestrial planets. Distances are not to scale. *Image Credit*: Lunar and Planetary Institute
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mercury, What -- Venus, What...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=179
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Galileo spacecraft atop the inertial upper stage drifts into the blackness of space after deployment from the Space Shuttle Atlantis payload bay during mission STS-34 in October 1989. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Galileo, What -- Space...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1878
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The Galileo spacecraft mounted atop the inertial upper stage (IUS) is tilted to a 58-degree deployment position by deployment equipment aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The bluish-white glow on the left is Earth. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Galileo, What -- Space...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1876
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Two tall volcanic plumes and the rings of red material they have deposited onto surrounding surface areas appear in images taken of Jupiter's moon Io by NASA's Galileo and Cassini spacecraft in late December 2000 and early January 2001. One plume, from the volcano Pele, shoots upward nearly 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the surface near Io's equator. The plume has been active for at least four years and, until now, had been far larger than any other plume seen on Io. The images also show a...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Moon, What -- Io, What --...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1983
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Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- COMETS
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This diagram of the Galileo spacecraft shows the equipment and instruments the spacecraft carried to Jupiter. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Galileo, What -- Jupiter
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An artist's concept of Galileo passing near Jupiter's small inner moon Amalthea. Galileo flew past the tiny moon in November 2002. *Image Credit*: Michael Carroll and NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Galileo, What -- Moon
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1964
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This is the original Voyager 'Blue Movie' (so named because it was built from Blue filter images). It records Voyager 1's approach during a period of over 60 Jupiter days. Notice the difference in speed and direction of the various zones of the atmosphere. The interaction of the atmospheric clouds and storms shows how dynamic the Jovian atmosphere is. As Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals. This sequence is made from 66 images taken once every...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Voyager 1, What -- Jupiter,...
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This is a close-up of the sunset on Sol 24 as seen by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder. The red sky in the background and the blue around the Sun are approximately as they would appear to the human eye. The color of the Sun itself is not correct -- the Sun was overexposed in each of the 3 color images that were used to make this picture. The true color of the Sun itself may be near white or slightly bluish. Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Imager for Mars Pathfinder,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2101
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This partial image of the K impact represents the return of image search "jailbars" - groups of 2 lines every 80 lines. The wide gaps are filled in as more data is returned by Galileo. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Galileo
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2168
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This movie shows the portion of Jupiter around the Great Red Spot as it swirls through more than 60 Jupiter days. Notice the difference in speed and direction of the various zones of the atmosphere. The interaction of the atmospheric clouds and storm shows the intense dynamics of the Jovian atmosphere. As Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals. This sequence is made from 66 images taken once every Jupiter rotation period (about 10 hours). This...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Jupiter, What -- Voyager 1,...
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2149
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This color photo of Neptune's large satellite Triton was obtained on Aug. 24 1989 at a range of 530,000 kilometers(330,000 miles). The resolution is about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), sufficient to begin to show topographic detail. The image was made from pictures taken through the green, violet and ultraviolet filters. In this technique, regions that are highly reflective in the ultraviolet appear blue in color. In reality, there is no part of Triton that would appear blue to the eye. The bright...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, Where -- Triton
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=2116
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Voyager 2 was launched on August 20, 1977, from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida, propelled into space on a Titan/Centaur rocket. JPL manages and controls the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Voyager,...
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These images show several views from a radar-based computer model of asteroid 216 Kleopatra. The object, located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is about 217 kilometers (135 miles) long and about 94 kilometers (58 miles) wide, or about the size of New Jersey. This dog bone-shaped asteroid is an apparent leftover from an ancient, violent cosmic collision. Kleopatra is one of several dozen asteroids whose coloring suggests they contain metal. A team of astronomers observing...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, What...
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Jupiter casts a baleful eye toward the moon Ganymede in this enhanced-contrast image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Jupiter's "eye', the Great Red Spot, was captured just before disappearing around the eastern edge of the planet. The furrowed eyebrow above and to the left of the spot is a turbulent wake region caused by westward flow that has been deflected to the north and around the Red Spot. The smallest features visible are about 240 kilometers (150 miles) across. Within the band...
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 1, 2000, shows details of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and other features that were not visible in images taken earlier, when Cassini was farther from Jupiter. The picture is a color composite, with enhanced contrast, taken from a distance of 28.6 million kilometers (17.8 million miles). It has a resolution of 170 kilometers (106 miles) per pixel. Jupiter's closest large moon, Io, is visible at left. The edges of the Red Spot are cloudier with...
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This natural color image of the limb of Triton was taken early in the morning of Aug. 25 1989, when the Voyager 2 spacecraft was at a distance of about 210,000 kilometers (128,000 miles) from the icy satellite. The largest surface features visible area about 3 miles across. The picture is a composite of images taken through the violet, green and clear filters. The image shows a geologic boundary between a rough, pitted surface to the right and a smoother surface to the left. The change between...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Voyager 2, Where -- Triton
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passes over the planet's south polar region in this artist's concept illustration. NASA plans to launch this multipurpose spacecraft in August 2005 to advance our understanding of Mars through detailed observation, to examine potential landing sites for future surface missions and to provide a high-data-rate communications relay for those missions. The orbiter's shallow radar experiment, one of six science instruments on board, is designed to probe the...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars, What -- Polar
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The European Space Agency's Ulysses mission logo. *Image Credit*: European Space Agency
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Ulysses
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True-color (LRGB) image of Comet C/2002 V1 (NEAT), obtained on 29 January 2003 (18h44-18h57UT) with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope, photometric filters and CCD. Image is a composite of 3x60s B, 3x60s V and 3x60s R images added together. The light image (L) was made by adding all 9 images. Image scale is 2.49 arc sec/pixel. *Image Credit*: European Space Agency Copyright: 2003 by B. Dintinjana and J. Skvarc.
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An artist's impression of the Ulysses spacecraft passing through the tail of comet Hyakutake. Ulysses unexpectedly encountered the tail of comet Hyakutake in May 1996. At the time, Hyakutake's nucleus was close to the Sun - more than 525,000,000 km (326,000,000 miles) away. The measurement was the longest comet tail ever recorded. The discovery revealed comet tails - streams of ions, gas and dust extending away from the Sun - were much longer than previously believed. *Image Credit*: European...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Ulysses, What -- Sun, What --...
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View of the bright rayed crater Osiris (40 S; 161 W) on Ganymede. North is to the bottom of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from the left. The finest details that can be discerned in this picture are about 6.7 km across. The time is 8:45:09 UT on June 26, 1996. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Crater, What -- Ganymede,...
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View of the Northern limb region on Ganymede showing the Galileo Regio region. North is to the bottom of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from the left. The finest details that can be discerned in this picture are about 6.7 km across. The time is 8:45:09 UT on June 26, 1996. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Ganymede, What -- Galileo,...
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Artist's concept of Mars Odyssey orbit insertion. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars
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JPL engineers examine the robotic arm of Mars Exploration Rover 1. The arm is modeled after a human arm, complete with joints, and holds four devices on its end: the Rock Abrasion Tool which can grind into Martian rocks, a microscopic imager, and two spectrometers for elemental and iron-mineral identification. *Image Credit*: JPL
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JPL engineers making adjustments to Mars Exploration Rover 1. *Image Credit*: JPL
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This is what Dr. Goddard wrote in his diary for March 16, 1926, which was the day he launched the first liquid-fueled rocket. *Image Credit*: NASA
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A composite of images from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft shows features of comet Borrelly's nucleus, dust jets escaping the nucleus and the cloud-like "coma" of dust and gases surrounding the nucleus. False color is used to reveal details of the jets and coma. The images were taken when Deep Space 1 was about 4,800 kilometers (3,000 miles) from Borrelly during a Sept. 22, 2001, flyby. Borrelly's nucleus is about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from end to end, so the field of view is about 40...
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This artist's conception shows the Genesis spacecraft in collection mode, opened up to collect and store samples of solar wind particles. The cover of the science canister contains one set of collection materials. It is the same kind of hexagonal silicon wafer array that comprises the stack of four arrays that were rotated out of the interior of the canister when the spacecraft began to orbit L1. The bottom three of the stacked arrays are controlled independently, and may be rotated out from...
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An artist's impression of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter above the Red Planet. *Image Credit*: NASA
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Mars
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New imaging techniques enabled Mars Global Surveyor to capture the incredibly detailed images from orbit of the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover's tracks on the surface of Mars. The orbiter entered its third mission extension in September 2004 after seven years of orbiting Mars. The spacecraft entered Mars orbit on Sept. 12, 1997. *Image Credit*: NASA
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The first picture of Earth taken by the SMART-1 spacecraft on 21 May 2004 from a distance of 70,000 kilometres. The image shows from top left, Scandinavia, Denmark, United Kingdom and clear west and northern France. Southern France and Spain are at the centre under cloud cover. North Africa is bottom right (in the full-resoltion image). The image was taken by the Advanced Moon Micro-Imager Experiment (AMIE) camera. This imaging system has been developed by the Space-X company in Neuchatel,...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- SMART 1, What...
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Piercing the ubiquitous layer of smog enshrouding Titan, these images from the Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer reveals an exotic surface covered with a variety of materials in the southern hemisphere. Using near-infrared colors--some three times deeper in the red visible to the human eye--these images reveal the surface with unusual clarity. The left image shows a variety of surface features at a wavelength of 2.0 microns. The darker areas are possibly regions of relatively...
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The Mars 96 orbiter is assembled and ready for launch. *Image Credit*: DLR Institute of Planetary Exploration
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Voyager 2 took this photo sequence of Saturn's outer satellite, Phoebe, on Sept. 4, 1981, from 2.2 million kilometers (1.36 million miles) away. The top image is the normal version and the bottom is an enhanced version to increase resolution. This sequence lasts 23.4 hours and contains 35 images. The early images were taken about 43 minutes apart, while the later ones are about 29 minutes apart. There are two significant gaps in the sequence: images 7 and 8 are separated by 2.3 hours and images...
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Mimas drifts along in its orbit against the azure backdrop of Saturn's northern latitudes in this true color view. The long, dark lines on the atmosphere are shadows cast by the planet's rings. Saturn's northern hemisphere is presently relatively cloud-free, and rays of sunlight take a long path through the atmosphere. This results in sunlight being scattered at shorter (bluer) wavelengths, thus giving the northernmost latitudes their bluish appearance at visible wavelengths. At the bottom,...
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Erupting from the flames and smoke beneath it, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft lifts off at 1:47 p.m. EST today from Launch Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. A NASA Discovery mission, Deep Impact is heading for space and a rendezvous 83 million miles from Earth with Comet Tempel 1. After releasing a 3- by 3-foot projectile (impactor) to crash onto the surface July 4, 2005, Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft will reveal the secrets of the comet's interior by collecting pictures and data...
Topics: Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planets, What -- Deep Impact, What --...
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Mars 6 was one of two landers launched by the Soviet Union during the 1973 launch window. The landers were very similar in design to the Mars 2 and Mars 3 landers dispatched by the Soviets in 1971, except that the spacecraft was now composed of a flyby vehicle (instead of an orbiter) and a lander. Mars 6 completed its first midcourse correction en route to Mars on 13 August 1973. A few days later, there was a major failure in the telemetry system that transmitted scientific and operations data...
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These two images from 10 days apart show that dust was removed from the panoramic camera's calibration target on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. Spirit's panoramic camera took the picture on the left on the rover's 416th martian day, or sol, (March 5, 2005) and took the picture on the right on sol 426 (March 15, 2005). During the time in-between, other evidence of dust-lifting winds were a jump in power output by Spirit's solar arrays on sol 420 from removal of some accumulated dust, and...
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